Overview

New technologies are constantly transforming the way we think, interact, work, and play. Never before have so many people been so connected through communication or had the power of creative production in their hands. Trinity prepares students for a starring role in understanding, creating, and managing these new and diverse modes of communication.

Fast Facts
  • One of Trinity’s most popular majors
  • Courses in journalism, advertising, public relations, media effects, film, graphic design, web design, game app design, quantitative research, media history, law, and ethics
  • Apprenticeships can start your first semester at KRTU, TigerTV, and the Trinitonian
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What You'll Study

Dive into the Digital Age


Faculty

Plugged in, but accessible

Trinity’s communication faculty are skilled researchers, passionate mentors, and leaders in their field who stay in front of the latest trends in the world of media.

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Jennifer Jacobs Henderson, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Professor
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Rebecca Densley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sarah E. Erickson
Sarah E. Erickson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Robert Huesca, Ph.D.
Carlos Augustus de Lozano Chair of Journalism
Zhaoxi Liu
Zhaoxi Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Melissa McMullen
Melissa McMullen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Camille Reyes
Camille Reyes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Jacob Sanchez
Visiting Assistant Professor

Student Opportunities

Ready for primetime

In their junior year, students in communication are considered for department scholarships in public relations, journalism, and visual communication. We also regularly distribute calls for outside scholarship opportunities through our department Google Group.

Scholarships

In their junior year, communication students are considered for scholarships in public relations, journalism, and visual communication.

Honors Programs

Junior students who meet specific requirements are invited to participate in a year-long honors thesis project in communication.

Research

Communication students are amazing scholars, and many have received research fellowships to work with department faculty on original research projects...

Service-Learning

Communication students find numerous internship and summer job opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally.

Spaces and Facilities

The Department of Communication has state-of-the-art HD television and radio stations, as well as Dell and Apple computer labs. 

Student Awards and Recognition

As a result of their classes and internships, communication students have published work in local, regional and national media.

Lectures and Events

The Department of Communication hosts several events, seminars, and lecture series throughout the year.


When You Graduate

Take a starring role

Graduates enter a rapidly-changing media landscape armed with both technical talents and problem-solving abilities stemming from the liberal arts. In addition to the graduates who work for media companies or in communication departments of non-profit, corporate, and government organizations, many pursue graduate and law degrees, join the Peace Corps and Teach for America, or teach abroad.

 

Careers 

Tigers are valued as smart, articulate problem solvers across a wide array of career paths. Communication majors have become journalists, public relations professionals, advertising creatives, filmmakers, designers, corporate communicators, and small business owners (just to name a few).

Graduate Schools or Programs:

Art and Design Graduate Programs

  • Savannah School of Art and Design
  • Georgia Tech

Communication Graduate Programs

  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania State University

Law Schools

  • University of Texas - Austin
  • Duke
  • SMU

Career Areas:

  • Corporate, Political, and Government Communication
  • Film and Television
  • Graphic and Web Design
  • Law
  • News
  • Strategic Communication - PR and Advertising

    Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

    • Buzzfeed
    • Electronic Arts
    • Facebook
    • NBC News
    • New York Times
    • Red Bull
    • U.S. Olympic Committee

    Take the next step

    Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.